The Mass Of The Early Christians Using the words of the early Christians themselves -- from many documents and inscriptions -- Aquilina traces the Mass's history from Jesus' lifetime through the 4th century. The Mass stood at the center of the Church's life, evident in the Scriptures as well as the earliest Christian sermons, letters, artwork, tombstones and architecture. Even the pagans bore witness to the Mass in the records of their persecutions.
"That by her holy prayers she may reconcile me to her Son, my Lord Jesus Christ."
~ William the Conqueror, King of England, Duke of Normandy; who died asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.